posted Dec 21, 2015, 7:13 AM by Dale Barnes

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ (Messiah, the anointed one), the Son of the living God.” (Mt.16:16 NIV)  “As Jesus was baptized...At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice came from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’” (Mt.3:16-17 NIV)  “You know what happened in Judea, beginning in God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” ( Acts 10:37-38 NIV)

As we read through the gospels, Jesus is moving about healing all kinds of diseases, many were set free from demonic powers, even a number of people were raised from the dead.  He spoke the words God gave him. “No one ever spoke the way this man does” (Jn.7:46 NIV)  He upset the religious leaders. pointing people away from just a form of religion, to a relationship with the living God. He was showing the way God wanted to work in the lives of all men and women.

Jesus spoke to his first disciples to “come and follow me and I will make you..,”  The same Holy Spirit that was given to Jesus, comes to live and work in every true believer in Christ. Can you imagine; “Christ in you  the hope of glory.” This is the riches of God’s calling. (Col.1:27)  

Jesus was and is the anointed one, chosen by God, raised from the dead, to lead a people into a new and real relationship with God.  We see that reality demonstrated in the New Testament and it is to continue  even now. This is for you!